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DIY-e90 outside mirror cover
Published by txusa03
07-26-2007
DIY-e90 outside mirror cover

With a few vendors offering CF mirror cover (not the glue on type), I thought I get busy taking mine apart. Yeah, ppl say it is very easy to do but no one offer a dyi. So here is one. Now that I have done it, yes it is the easiest thing to take apart (easier then the shift knob) .

Step 1) place your fingers (dont use any tools or you will scratch the plastic cover ) in the crease and slowly applied pressure and push out the cover in the direction of the red arrow. Do that all around the mirror and before you know it, the cover will fall straight to the ground so make sure you have something nice and cushy on the ground to catch it.

That is it, you are finish, now go drink a beer.
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By txusa03 on 07-26-2007, 05:08 PM
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here is what it looks like on the inside, you see 4 tabs. Another photo at a different angle.
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By txusa03 on 07-26-2007, 05:13 PM
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To remove the black plastic piece opposite the cover, untwist the plastic nuts (yellow circle) and lift the tabs around the mirror (yellow arrow).

Oh, I got a closeup of the female clip (red circle).
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By txusa03 on 07-26-2007, 05:16 PM
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more taps at the bottom...
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By fizzle on 07-26-2007, 08:36 PM
wow awesome write up. i dont plan on changing mine but nice to know its easy to swap out in case somone hits my mirrors....lol

excellent write up!

mods, please add to list.
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By yamazaho on 07-26-2007, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the detailed write up. You just might get the people here on this forum the motivation to start purchasing the CF replacements...
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By bapow1 on 08-30-2007, 09:24 AM
How do you remove the actual glass in the mirror?

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With a few vendors offering CF mirror cover (not the glue on type), I thought I get busy taking mine apart. Yeah, ppl say it is very easy to do but no one offer a dyi. So here is one. Now that I have done it, yes it is the easiest thing to take apart (easier then the shift knob) .

Step 1) place your fingers (dont use any tools or you will scratch the plastic cover ) in the crease and slowly applied pressure and push out the cover in the direction of the red arrow. Do that all around the mirror and before you know it, the cover will fall straight to the ground so make sure you have something nice and cushy on the ground to catch it.

That is it, you are finish, now go drink a beer.
Are there screws that hold in place that are accessed by taking the cover off? Or is it the push/pull on the corners of the mirror like in the older bmw's. I tried to do that yesterday and it wouldn't budge!
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By ntpcrew13 on 08-30-2007, 09:35 AM
which vendors sell the cf replacement covers? and how much?
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By HyperM3 on 08-30-2007, 10:38 AM
Great stuff. Never realized how easy it is, thanks for showing us. I very well might go paint the black surround body colored now!
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By txusa03 on 08-30-2007, 10:38 AM
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Are there screws that hold in place that are accessed by taking the cover off? Or is it the push/pull on the corners of the mirror like in the older bmw's. I tried to do that yesterday and it wouldn't budge!
The actual body colored cover have no screws. You just pull it toward the front of the car.
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By bapow1 on 08-30-2007, 11:06 AM
No I'm looking to take out the mirror glass itself

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The actual body colored cover have no screws. You just pull it toward the front of the car.
I want to try to make the mirrors tune out further than stock--I've got blind spots as it is. I'm looking to do a DIY for the "wide-eye" mod.
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By txusa03 on 08-30-2007, 12:07 PM
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I want to try to make the mirrors tune out further than stock--I've got blind spots as it is. I'm looking to do a DIY for the "wide-eye" mod.
I have not mess with the glass mirror myself. Someone on here did replace a broken glass mirror. YOu should do a search. I dont remember who it was and how it was done. All I remember from that thread is that it was easy to replace the glass mirror.

I found it, here is the thread, llok like it just snap into place and no mention of screws. PM the guy for more detail. GL.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...placing+mirror
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By Jerseystyle1 on 08-30-2007, 08:52 PM
Great write-up! Makes me want to buy the CF ones now!!! But I guess I should wait until I get my car huh?
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By bapow1 on 08-31-2007, 03:44 AM
Hey thanks!!

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I have not mess with the glass mirror myself. Someone on here did replace a broken glass mirror. YOu should do a search. I dont remember who it was and how it was done. All I remember from that thread is that it was easy to replace the glass mirror.

I found it, here is the thread, llok like it just snap into place and no mention of screws. PM the guy for more detail. GL.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...placing+mirror
I searched and couldn't find anything
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By nyc3r on 09-03-2007, 11:32 PM
I'd love to see someone wire in the led turn signal covers.
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By shiggy on 03-10-2009, 03:43 PM
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thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i was just about to take out my door panel to get the mirrors off....thank fucking god i found this thread!!!...it took me 30 minutes to take off and put on CF mirrors!!!
thanks dood!!!!
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By txusa03 on 03-12-2009, 08:35 AM
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youre welcome, wow, this thread is old.
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By shiggy on 03-12-2009, 10:42 AM
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I know its old.....you have no idea how long i've been searching online for this!!!!!.....


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youre welcome, wow, this thread is old.
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By cstmx_ryder on 06-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Which vendor sells CF replacement side mirror covers?
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By potpal on 04-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Where did you get the replacement mirror cover? Need to replace mine
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By fdriller9 on 04-07-2010, 02:17 PM
Awesome! I have been wondering how to take these off. I'm going to wrap the black trim piece in 3M Di-NOC CF vinyl. Not too crazy about the mirror cover. Especially on AW, unless there is a theme to it.
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By mm347 on 09-15-2010, 07:17 PM
Thank you very much this worked perfectly on my e92.
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